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Old 07-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #31
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Why would you not just buy a plate chiller and be done with it?

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Old 07-25-2008, 03:41 PM   #32
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Some folks like immersion chilling for a few reasons like leaving cold break behind, faster chilling of the whole wort down below DMS production range, etc. I have a CFC but I realize there are pros and cons to both methods.

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Old 07-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #33
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I loathe prechillers. The cost of copper is so much more than a suitable pond pump to pump the icewater directly and it's nowhere near as efficient.
How powerful of a pump do you need in GPH?
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:42 PM   #34
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Something like 200-300 GPH would do it so you're looking at a $20 pond pump:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47117

Or this guy with the garden hose thread right on there:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Water-Ace-1-6-HP...QQcmdZViewItem

keywords: pond pump, utility pump, sump pump

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Old 07-30-2008, 05:42 PM   #35
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Something like 200-300 GPH would do it so you're looking at a $20 pond pump:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47117
This pump would work just fine for recirculating chilling water?? Sweet, I was looking at the big March pumps, but to just use for chilling I'd rather spend $20 bones. The march can wait till I build a stand.
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